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Engineering Analysis with Mechanica and ANSYS Mechanical Design of Electronic Systems Physics with Robotics Physics by Design, 3rd Ed LabVIEW Lessons Instrumentation and Sensors for Engineering Measurements and Process Control Experimental Solid Mechanics Engineering Design and Pro/ENGINEER Engineering with Lego Bricks and Robolab 3rd Ed STEM by Design Engineering Design and Creo Parametric Experimental Solid Mechanics, Second Edition Quadcopter.htm

Engineering Design and Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire

Version 5.0

Available with or without the DVD for the Student Edition of 

 Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, Version 5.0 



Director, Advanced Design and

Manufacturing Laboratory


Department of Mechanical Engineering

and the Institute for Systems Research


The University of Maryland @ College Park


This book presents a comprehensive treatment of engineering design with focus on solutions that are based on information technology.  With capabilities of computers expanding at an unthinkable pace, the importance of using advanced computer-aided design (CAD) systems in engineering design must be emphasized.  Pro/ENGINEER, a leading CAD system, is described to demonstrate the role of the computer in assisting engineers in the design process.  The book is written as an introductory textbook for undergraduate students in engineering in all specialty areas (e.g., mechanical, aerospace, civil, electrical, chemical, bioengineering, industrial, materials, and fire protection engineering).  The book should also be useful to those engaged in the product design.  

The book is organized into 10 chapters. The first three chapters provide a fundamental coverage of engineering design.  They stress the need to follow national and international standards related to engineering graphics, dimensioning, and tolerances.  Representative examples are provided to demonstrate industrial applications.  A systematic description of the Pro/ENGINEER design system is presented in Chapters 4-9.  These chapters cover feature-based solid modeling, preparation of engineering drawings, concepts of virtual assembly, animation and mechanism.  Chapter 10 presents applications of finite element analysis.  It also presents applications of numerically controlled machining.  Chapter 10 demonstrates the integration of a CAD system, an engineering analysis tool, and a computer-aided manufacturing system under the Pro/ENGINEER design environment.

The material covered in this book is an outgrowth of several design and manufacturing courses taught by the author at the University of Maryland at College Park .  The first edition was published at the beginning of 1998.  To address the need due to the evolution of the Pro/ENGINEER design system, several editions were also published.  This new edition is for users, who are using Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0, a new release of the Pro/ENGINEER design system in 2010.

For students who are learning to use Pro/ENGINEER Version 5.0, we are authorized by PTC to sell the Student Edition of Pro/ENGINEER Version 5.0 which is available on a DVD fro $60.00.  Visit the web page by clicking on the button PRO E DVD above that provides a description of the software.





 1.1 Introduction

 1.2 Concept of Computer Aided Design

 1.3 Process of Product Realization

 1.4 The Design Process

 1.5 The Manufacturing Process

 1.6 The CAD Environment

 1.7 References

 1.8 Exercises


   2.1 Introduction

2.2 Design Information and Visualization

2.3 Product Design and Engineering Graphics

2.4 Product Design and Engineering Graphics

2.5  Procedure of Preparing a Projection Engineering Drawing

2.6  Principles of Orthographic Drawings

2.7  Descriptive Geometry

2.7.1 Projection of Points

2.7.2 Projection of Lines

2.7.3 Projection of Planes

2.7.4 Visibility

2.7.5 Types of Lines Used in Engineering Drawings

2.8 References

2.9 Exercises


 3.1 Geometric Dimensioning

3.1.1 Size or Position Dimensions

3.1.2 Use Reference(s) to Specify Dimensions

3.1.3 Two Unit Systems

3.2 General Guidelines for Dimensioning

3.3 Selecting the Front View, Datum or Reference

3.4 Dimensioning Assembly Drawings

3.5 Tolerancing

3.5.1 Tolerance of a Component

3.5.2 Fitting of a Pair of Contact Parts in Mass Production

3.5.3 Basic Hole System vs Basic Shaft System

3.5.4 Examples of Determining Tolerances for Various Fits

3.6 Assembly Tolerances

3.6.1 Tolerancing for 100% Interchangeability

3.6.2 A Statistical Approach for Determining Assembly Tolerances

3.7 Geometric Tolerancing

3.8 Definitions Used in Tolerances

3.9 References

3.10  Exercises


 4.1 Introduction to the Pro/ENGINEER Design System

4.2 Feature-Based Design

4.2.1 Geometric Interpretation Using Features

4.2.2 Launch the Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire

4.2.3 Feature Creation under the Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire

4.3 Preparation of an Engineering Drawing

4.4 Modification and Redesign Using Edit, Edit Definition and Dynamic Edit

4.5 References

4.6 Exercises


  5.1 Design by Features

5.2 Solid Modeling of an Object in the 3D Space

5.3 Add Color to an Object

5.4 References

5.5 Exercises


  6.1 Units of Engineering Drawings and Full Section View

6.2 Diameter Dimensions for 3D Models Created Using Revolve

6.3 Creation of a Format Used in Engineering Drawing

6.4 Creation of Spring and Thread Component Using Sweep

6.5 Creation of a Beam Structure Using Sweep

6.6 References

6.7 Exercises


7.1 Introduction

7.2 Assembling Two Components

7.3 Assembling Three Components and Assembly Drawing

7.4 Special Notes on Assembling Components

7.5 Table of Bill Of Material (BOM

7.6 Creation of an Exploded View and Addition of Color

7.7 Creation of an Assembly of a Motor-Roller-Support System

7.7.1 Creation of the 7 Components

7.7.2 The Process of Assembling the 7 Components

7.8 Visualization of Product Function through Mechanism

7.8.1 Guidelines of Incorporating Mechanism in the Assembly

7.8.2 Demonstration Example

7.8.3 Incorporation of Mechanism

7.9 References

7.10  Exercises


8.1 Engineering Drawings with Dimensional Tolerances

8.2 Engineering Drawings with Surface Finish Requirements

8.3 Engineering Drawings with Geometrical Tolerances

8.4 Dimensional Tolerances with an Assembly

8.5 Creation of Annotation Features and Layer Structures

8.6 References

8.7 Exercises


9.1 Creation of 3D Solids Using Copy and Pattern

9.2 Creation of 3D Solids Using Shell and Draft

9.3 Pattern Table, Reference Pattern and Ordinate Dimensions

9.4 Animation of an Assembly Process

9.5 Creation of a 3D Solid Model Using Variable Section Sweep

9.6 Creation of Analytical Features

9.7 Creation of a 3D Solid Model the Filled Oil

9.8 Creation of a Pendulum System Model

9.9 Creation of a Hovercraft Model

9.10  References

9.11  Exercises


10.1  Pro/Mechanica and FEA

10.1.1  Structural Modeling of Mechanical Systems

10.1.2  Case Study 1: A cantilever beam

10.1.3  Case Study 2: Application of Pressure Loads

10.1.4  Case Study 3: An assembly consisting of wheel, key and shaft

10.1.5  Case Study 4: Thermal Analysis of a Firewall

10.2  NC Machining with Pro/Manufacturing (Pro/MFG

10.2.1  Concept of NC Machining

10.2.2  Case Study 1: NC Assembly

10.2.3  Case Study 2: NC Assembly with Creation of a Workpiece Model

10.3  References

10.4  Exercises




Guangming Zhang obtained a bachelor degree and a master degree both in mechanical engineering from Tianjin University , in the People’s Republic of China .  He obtained a Master degree and a Ph. D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He is currently an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and holds a joint appointment with the Institute for Systems Research.


Professor Zhang worked at the Northwest Medical Surgical Instruments Factory in China where he served as a principal engineer to design surgical instruments and dental equipment.  He also taught at the Beijing Institute of Printing and received the National Award for Outstanding Teaching from the Press and Publication Administration of the People’s Republic of China in 1987.  In 1992 he was selected by his peers at the University of Maryland to receive the Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty Award.  He was the recipient of the E. Robert Kent Outstanding Teaching Award of the College of Engineering in 1993, and the Poole and Kent Company Senior Faculty Teaching Award in 2004.  He was a recipient of the 1992 Blackall Machine Tool & Gage Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering.  In 1995, 1997, 1998 and 1999, he received the Award of Commendation, Award of Member of the Year, and the Award of Appreciation from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Region 3, for his outstanding service as the faculty advisor to the SME Student Chapter at College Park .  In 2006, he was named as one of the 6 Keystone Professors, in the Clark School of Academy of Distinguished Professors at the University of Maryland, College Park.


Professor Zhang actively participated in the NSF sponsored ECSEL grant between 1990 and 2000.  He served as the principal investigator for this grant at the University of Maryland between 1997 and 2000, and coordinated the ECSEL sponsored projects on integration of design, active learning, hands-on experiences, and on developing methods for team learning. He has written three textbooks, co-authored two other textbooks, about 70 technical papers, and holds one patent. 


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